The grief was gone when I realized the nature spirits were still here, the forest would regrow. Oracle Tree had always told me that he had been the spirit of an ancient tree that had once burned. And he had taught many Deva Communion students.
Dr. Jon Lieff, a neuropsychiatrist, and geriatric psychiatrist teaches about microbes, neurons, viruses, and their intelligence. We are not the sole intelligent life form on this planet.
As a novice gardener, I first learned about organic gardening in 1972 from a friend, back issues of Organic Gardening Magazine, and a lot of experimentation. One of my favorite photos from our NE Portland home shows me grinning from ear to ear, carrying armloads of three and a half foot long and two feet … Continue reading Plant Whispering, Slug Talking
This was first published in Sentient Times, 2002 April/May issue. The last issue of this magazine was published in Feb. 2008, but a dedicated team is keeping the archived issues available online. Highly recommend that you read past issues while they are still available: http://www.sentienttimes.com/past_issues01t.html The following is "my" article, and I am grateful to the … Continue reading On Talking With Trees
Compiled by the author, Dec. 2000. Edited April 2007, again Dec. 2013. Please feel free to add comments, indicate books I have left out, or share your opinions on these books. • All reviews that are preceded by two ** and followed by two ** are taken from the publisher's excerpts on the internet. • … Continue reading Bibliography for Deva Communion Workshops
From the tiniest flower To the largest pumpkin, From the most ungainly weed Or compost microorganism To the hungriest slug, Every part of your garden Has intrinsic beauty, intelligence, and worth. Connecting with it Achieves balance And brings radiance to you both. Become aware of the special bond you already have with your garden and … Continue reading Communicating with Garden Plants and Insects: Growing Organic Flowers & Vegetables Using Healthy Interspecies Communication
Many people complain--"I don't have a green thumb. I can't get anything to grow." The charm and magic of a green thumb is cooperating with the intelligence in plants. Half is knowledge or information about the needs and cycles of plants. The other half is love. I leave the information part to you and your … Continue reading Love and a Green Thumb
Respectful Communications & Insect Cooperation It is becoming generally accepted that organically grown plants produce more phytonutrients and anti-oxidants in response to stresses. For a plant, stresses include being nibbled by insects. As a defense, they then produce higher levels of cancer-fighting and heart-healthy protective compounds. A few insects are therefore our allies. We don’t … Continue reading Win-Win Insect Communication